Job Description :

I need to fill these positions asap. Start date 8/15.

Remote is ok. Location: Rockville/MD
Candidates must come to Rockville at the time of fingerprinting and badge paperwork submission.

Job Summary:

This is a position for an Information Security Specialist with experience in Federal government C&A practices and policies. The candidate will work within an established and structured consulting team, responsible for developing and delivering all security compliance, assessments and documentation in order to meet required security standards. The candidate will facilitate working sessions and work closely with client Office of Information Technology team. This position requires excellent analytical and writing skills to effectively communicate and deliver on required life-cycle deliverables.

Responsibilities:

Responsible for designing and documenting security controls for client network and infrastructure elements, in order to meet federal regulatory compliance specifications.

Individual will perform an in-depth analysis of the current infrastructure environments, risk assessments, and will document and conduct risk assessments and validate the security controls.

Use Federal Certification and Accreditation (C&A) processes to research, verify and document information security controls in order for the "systems" to be accredited and obtain authority to operate (ATO) certification.

Develop System Security Plans for Federal Information Systems

Understand and develop Privacy Impact Assessments

Conduct System Security documentation reviews

Manage operational vulnerability analysis and remediation processes

Report on security status and security incidents

Requirements:

Eligible for U.S. Government Clearance

Experience Guidelines:

Over five years of progressively responsible IT Security assessment and authorization related responsibilities

Five years of experience directly performing Assessments and Authorizations, knowledge of specific NIST guidelines. The candidate will demonstrate experience analyzing IT security controls and developing solutions to security problems to meet federal security standards

Knowledge of Federal government security guidelines:

o Federal government C&A practices and policies

o Moderate and high-Impacting security control families listed in NIST Publication 800-53 Rev4

Knowledge of security industry standard security scanning tools for hardware, application and static code.

Experience in client-facing situations and dealing with security standards and protocols

Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to clearly and openly communicate with a client on a daily basis as well as the ability to create and deliver security related deliverables

Understanding of security requirements within management, operational, and technical controls

Experience with Systems Security in the Federal space

Education:

Bachelor's degree in computer science, information assurance, engineering or related field

             

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